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Are judgments appropriate?

I found the moderator edits of the two questions to be surprising and uncomfortable to see. I'm not used to seeing edits that materially change the content of answers on SE. (In particular, in the ...
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Reminder: Don't downvote spam. Just flag it

As the comments have already mentioned, downvoting spam really doesn't cost you any rep at all. Downvoting questions never costs rep, and downvoting answers temporarily costs 1 point, but if the ...
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10K+ rep users: Would you please help me clean up these closed questions with your delete votes?

It's a great idea to be cleaning up old questions that should never be answered, thank you! I think we should be careful about being too aggressive with this, though. The query picked up a number of ...
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Are judgments appropriate?

From English Language and Usage - Is “I'm screwed” a rude expression? - The first answer is It's something you wouldn't say to your grandmother, perhaps, but it is a very common euphemism people use ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

In the case where a answer is clearly wrong as a matter of fact, are the moderators expected and/or obligated to delete it? The system is not designed for moderators or Stack Exchange to delete ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

I think you misunderstand the term "straight question of fact". When it comes to laws, especially the US tax laws, there's not really such thing in many cases. Even in this answer, you yourself were ...
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How to defend myself against a deleted answer?

In general you can raise a custom flag if you want to discuss a mod decision (or raise it on meta as you've done). In this case I was responding to a not-an-answer flag from another user and on ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

Member @Brick has left. To the question here, SE expectation is the voting system will most often rank the best answers with upvotes and incorrect ones down. That's the nature of crowdsourcing. Part ...
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Are judgments appropriate?

Can we all be satisfied enough with getting a little bit our way and not being totally satisfied? I upvoted the answer by "GS - Apologise to Monica", despite that I disagree with the actions ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

The "other side" is a high "rep" user and a moderator, who have essentially called Chris stupid ("I'm not here to teach you to read, if you're more than 3 years old that ship has sailed.") and have ...
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Why was this question about student loan payments removed from the HNQ?

Because not all questions are good. When the OP first posted My sister-in-law is an idiot and has decided she wants to take part time college classes so she doesn't have to make payments on her ...
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A not nice comment isn't OK but a not nice question is?

In general we don't allow questions asking for help on how to commit crimes in the future. If you've done something stupid in the past and want help resolving the situation it's different, even if it ...
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Are judgments appropriate?

I'm not a mod here, but I have been a mod at one site or another on SE for several years now. I absolutely would have made the same edit. Answers should not make personal judgements, and in ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

There is misinformation everywhere on the internet, and our site is not immune. Stack Exchange is written by people, and as a result, it is not perfect. Having said that, I think Stack Exchange, ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

The question here should be a straight question of fact. There's no real opinion involved - Either the law requires plan sponsors to allow participants to get out or it doesn't. There are two answers ...
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Please reconsider "What is the rationale for a separate “National Insurance” tax in the UK? "

FLIP FLOP - MOD WAFFLING ALERT I opened it based on financial literacy Firstly, if the answers devolved into political back and forth, I would remove it. The answer that is there seems to be ...
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Scam questions and "if you have to ask" comments

Can we as a group agree not to make this comment (at least those of us who are regular users), even if it's often true - and flag it as unnecessary for removal when we see it? The existence of that ...
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Are judgments appropriate?

If this is too offensive, good, that's the point. This is why I strongly feel that "your girlfriend is a scammer" is a straw man argument.* It's common to use Google translate to communicate....
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Should posts containing broad, unsupported claims receive post notices?

I have doubts this would be workable. A lot of answers are in practice based on a mix of objective/official evidence and personal experience. It would become another nasty judgement call landed on ...
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Should posts containing broad, unsupported claims receive post notices?

Yes, we should ask our ◇ moderators to apply post notices to answers when they make claims of fact that are not supported by evidence. Personal Finance questions should generally be answerable with ...
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